2018 Wimbledon SF: [2] Nadal vs. [12] Djokovic

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by plays tennis, Jul 11, 2018.

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Poll closed Jul 13, 2018.
  1. Nadal in 3

    6.2%
  2. Nadal in 4

    25.8%
  3. Nadal in 5

    11.8%
  4. Djokovic in 3

    10.7%
  5. Djokovic in 4

    35.4%
  6. Djokovic in 5

    10.1%
  1. plays tennis

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    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic take on each other for the 52nd time. Novak Djokovic leads the H2H record 26-25, but Nadal has won the last two matches, both on clay. The last time they played on grass was at the 2011 Wimbledon Final, which Djokovic won in four sets.
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  2. jm1980

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    Djokovic is not totally back yet, and Nadal will be a big favorite

    Rafaelito in 4
     
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  3. DjokoFan1987

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    Honestly as much as Djokovic has improved a pretty good amount throughout this tournament, Rafa has just shown that tenacity to get through anything. That being said, Rafa in 4. I just hope I'm wrong.
     
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  4. Adv. Edberg

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    Blockbuster.

    Head to head
    26 - 25 Djokovic

    Last 5 Meetings
    2018 Rafael Nadal 76 63
    2017 Rafael Nadal 62 64
    2016 Novak Djokovic 75 76
    2016 Novak Djokovic 76 62
    2016 Novak Djokovic 61 62

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  5. Djokovic_is_the_best#1

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    Nadal in 5 sets!
     
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  7. aman92

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    Hopefully the Delpo match hasn't taken too much out of Nadal...what a battle it should be with Novak!
     
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  8. tennisjedi

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    Nadal in 4.

    Djokovic, if it goes to a 5th set.
     
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  9. Adv. Edberg

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    Indeed!!
     
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  10. sliceroni

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    Nadal in 4.
     
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  11. Red Rick

    Red Rick G.O.A.T.

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    Tennis

    ****ing

    Wins
     
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  12. Adv. Edberg

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    Yes! Can’t wait for this one!
     
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  13. helterskelter

    helterskelter Legend

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    I normally tend to be pretty Nadal doom and gloom, but I think Djokovic is the better player on any surface other than clay and can take this one. The forecast for Friday is for rain, which should help him.
     
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  14. Im(moral) Winner

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    Nole, you need to save tennis for the 6th time.
     
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  15. StANDAA

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    This and the Delpo match could save the tournament.

    Ned in 5
     
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  16. helterskelter

    helterskelter Legend

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    Only a good match if Djokovic wins. No Nadal win is a win for tennis.
     
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  17. ibbi

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    We'll see if Rafa's powers of recovery are what they once were.
     
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  18. swordtennis

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    Maybe by us open djokovic can beat nadal again. Nadal at the top. Djokovic working back up has too many holes in his game against a fedal. Maybe he can battle and be a bit more clutch than del po. We shall see. Nadal in 4.
    Indoors roof will def help djokovic.
     
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  19. GabeT

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    Nole in 4.
     
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  20. D.Nalby12

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    A virtual Final.
     
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  21. BeatlesFan

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    Nadal in 3 or 4 sets. I don't think Djokovic is ready to beat him on a big stage.
     
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  22. RF-18

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    Wait what? Why dies livescore say the match is tomorrow?
     
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  23. Adv. Edberg

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    And how good Djoko really is these days.
     
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  24. BeatlesFan

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    It's on Friday, obviously.

    Anyway, Rafa in three or four sets.
     
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  25. Adv. Edberg

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    Should be on Friday!
     
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  26. Adv. Edberg

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    No way mate :)
     
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  27. Krish0608

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    Okay. I'll be bold and pick Nole in 5. It's gonna be tough to call this one especially since we don't know how fresh Rafa is gonna be.
     
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  28. RF-18

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    Will it be a day or night match? When do they decide that?
     
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  29. Towser83

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    Nole has the better game, but Nadal has the better mind... Tough call but Nadal in 5
     
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  30. Spider

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    Should be another epic. Cant wait.
     
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  31. cc0509

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    Nadal in four. I'll be shocked if he doesn't take home this trophy.
     
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  32. Adv. Edberg

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    I picked Djoko in 5 too, but think Nadal will be ready though
     
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  33. ACE of Hearts

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    Nadal’s gonna have to win the first set to stand any chance. Djokovic has been ok. He hasn’t been great
     
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  34. Krish0608

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    I think Novak will come out blazing though. He knows exactly what to do .
     
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  35. D.Nalby12

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    First player - Has lost before QFs at Wimbledon for six years in a row coming into tournament.

    Second player - Has not passed QF of any Slam for more than two years..

    Who could have predicted these two would meet in Wimbledon semis?
     
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  36. Federer and Del Potro

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    Very compelling match. One I can finally at least not be nervous for. Gl to both fan bases. I'll be recovered and memeing for this one undoubtedly.

    I'm done making predictions. Too much crow to eat today already.
     
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  37. Backhanded Compliment

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    nole in 4... less beat up and wants this the most... that said respect to Rafa for getting past delpo but he's not going to be able to drop shot and cross court the Joker like he did delpo.
     
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  38. Daniel Andrade

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    I voted for Djoko in 5.
     
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  39. StANDAA

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    Night match for sure. Blockbuster matches always come second in line.
     
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  40. Topspin Slice

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    Was significantly more impressed by Rafa’s level today (and this week) than Nole’s. I don’t think Djokovic is at the level where he can challenge Nadal in a serious way in best of five yet.

    Nadal in 3 or 4.
     
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  41. Red Rick

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    I hope you do realise that the other 2 players in the draw are Kevin Anderson and John Isner.
     
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  42. I Am Finnish

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    I never thought we would ever see a rafole match on grass ever again
     
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  43. malbaker86

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    Hasnt been released yet
     
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  44. Daniel Andrade

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    Anything can happen tho.
     
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  45. VaporDude95

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    Djokovic in 4 or 5
     
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  46. I Am Finnish

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  47. DRII

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    so Djokovic officially requested to be put on Centre today???

    very interesting, probably cost Federer his match, lol.
     
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  48. GabeT

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    Today Kevin Anderson saved tennis. Friday it’s Nole’s turn. ;);)
     
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  49. cc0509

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    Nadal in four.
     
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  50. Red Rick

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    I am disgusted how the vultures are out for match threads like these and poll quality is dying
     
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